Networking

Monitor computer usage with Network LookOut Administrator Professional

Remote agent installation

After you select the computers you want to add, you need to provide the details for an account that has permission to install the client agent. Use an account with domain admin privileges for this task. The console window will let you know the status of the installation process.

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My take: Network LookOut Administrator can be an incredibly useful product for an IT help desk or for a company that wants to monitor the computing activity of its employees.

The company actually produces four products:

  • Net Monitor for Employees
  • Net Monitor for Employees Professional
  • Network LookOut Administrator
  • Network LookOut Administrator Professional
The Net Monitor for Employees is the most limited of the group, and does not even support remote agent installation, nor does it support remote control. It's a view-only product. Net Monitor for Employees Professional, on the other hand, is the most feature-filled of the four and even includes the ability to record a remote desktop.

Outside of a help desk scenario, I can see where this line of products would be useful in organizations worried about employee productivity or adherence to computing policies.

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Since 1994, Scott Lowe has been providing technology solutions to a variety of organizations. After spending 10 years in multiple CIO roles, Scott is now an independent consultant, blogger, author, owner of The 1610 Group, and a Senior IT Executive w...

5 comments
SingerGuy
SingerGuy

Other than the thumbnail feature that lets you monitor multiple computers at the same time, this looks like just another implementation of VNC.

eric.brown
eric.brown

When I tried to get this download, I got a page with the message 404 Not Found. I wonder why? Best regards, Eric

laman
laman

Some people might think this is a strange question. I did come across some programs that would allow me to do everything Network LookOut can do, as well as turning on computers. This is quite handy if I am to provide remote support to the machines and for some reasons the machines are off. laman

cwise
cwise

Eric, I recieved the same error and I sent an email to TR and I did a " refresh" when the web page was up and it connected without any errors.

wojnar
wojnar

You can use the hardware MB/BIOS facility to wake a computer when LAN activity accesses it. I am not aware of any other way to power up a PC which has been switched off by a user